Spending two years travelling/living abroad was incredible. An experience and education I would never trade for anything.
But, everything good comes to an end, and as one adventure ends another always begins. Heading home to Australia was super exciting and nerve racking at the same time.
I had a few things running through my head, "Are we ready for 'normal' life again?', "What is normal?", "Where do we want to live in Australia?" and of course "When are we going to travel again?"
This blog focuses on the things you need to know about living abroad and making the right choices, so your new home transition can be as seamless as possible.
Firstly, if you are moving to a country with a completely different culture, language, government structure etc. I suggest taking a long term holiday before you make the move. I spent 8 months in Mexico before making the decision to set up camp in Oaxaca City. This amount of time gave me the opportunity to explore other states and make an informed decision.
Everything is pretty different. But thats why we travel, yeah? To experience different corners of the world. But, different at times can be annoying. Like when you need to buy furniture for your new home, but the only place that has anything that you like is in another state. Or, when you go to get your hair coloured, and instead of blonde hair you walk out a brunette. I am still sour about the hair situation. And then, there are the little inconveniences like language barri...